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This listing is for a pretty black silk regency bonnet suitable for use in Regency, Victorian and, Jane Austen events, Theatre and Film productions, Historical re-enactment and Steampunk events.

Do you love the darker side of the regency era? All those gothic novels and scandalous poets. My inspiration for this bonnet was the work of author Mary Shelley and the fashions in mourning wear during the regency period. An accurate replica of the mourning bonnet worn by Hattie Morahan as Elinour Dashwood in Andrew Davies production of Sense and Sensibility.

The bonnet is made to order in black silk dupion and fully lined in black cotton. The small flared brim is made of wired buckrum as with origional bonnets of the time. The bonnet features a full gathered crown and is trimmed with a simple black satin ribbon, looped at the sides into rossettes. The brim edge is hand trimmed with a black guimpe braid in a classical greek key design so popular at the time. This overlaps the brim edge slightly to create a pretty scolloped edge detail at the underside of the brim.

All construction seams are sewn by machine ensuring the durability of a modern item but with all visible stitching inside and out being sewn by hand making it ideal for historical re-enactors.

Your bonnet will be packed carefully in tissue paper and mailed in a strong postal box suitable for storing your bonnet in for future events.

I am very happy to recreate this bonnet with differant styles of brim, trims or create a custom bonnet for you. Just convo me with your ideas or have a look in my store and sold orders for further inspiration.

Some feedback i've recieved for this item -

"I absolutely love it!!! More perfect than I could have imagined."

"Fabulous, excellent quality, my new favorite bonnet."

Please allow up to 2- 3 weeks for me to create this bonnet for you. I am also happy to accomadate express orders - please contact me PRIOR to ordering for more info.

For a matching black silk drawstring reticule/bag to complete your outfit follow the link below - http://www.etsy.com/listing/87354470/regency-reticule-drawstring-bagpurse

If you have any questions dont hesitate to contact me.

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Regency Bonnet. Victorian, Steampunk. Black Silk, Gothic Mourning Bonnet.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, buckrum, wire, satin, ribbon, braid, silk
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 577 reviews
  • Favorited by: 119 people